I was surfing the web for some mentalray shader ideas and i found this website http://www.mrmaterials.com. It doesn’t look like it gets updated too often but the idea is good and there are one or two nice shaders worth downloading.
I decided to do a little practice in ear sculpting. I find that it is a serious pain to model an ear correctly so that it doesn’t fall into the uncanny valley / look really odd. I followed a couple of tutorials, one in particular was a good starting point: http://www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tutorials/misc/earsmodeling/ My end result was […]
I needed to model a working involute gear to be used in a close up shot for a project I am working on. It proved it be a little more time consuming than I first envisioned. Anyways I managed to complete it and have uploaded some screenshots showing the topology flow and a video of […]
I wrote a little python script to automate the process of parenting a shape node to an object as this feature currently isn’t available in the maya ui for some reason. It is very useful for cleaning up objects that you want to exist independently but underneath one common transform node. At the moment the […]
This week high-resolution texture comes from a book of music published around the 1920’s, perhaps earlier. The high-resolution file is already on a transparent background, and is true to the original document (I have done no colour tweaking etc) Part 2 of the music collection coming next week 🙂 file format: PNG resolution: 5772×8211 DPI: […]
If you are looking for a storyboard template here is a really simple one I made for a project I am currently working on. Its 2 up on a page, 16×9 cels. Has space for a shot code and a description. I need to figure out a way to upload psd’s so that I can […]
I thought I would post these two music videos as inspiration. They are both by the same band but the styles are quite different both musically and visually, and definitely worth watching. Oh and the band is Lonehill Estate, and they are proudly South African 😀
I thought I would start doing a weekly post of a hi-res texture I scanned. It is free to use for any purpose you wish. Click here to download the hires (600 DPI) Preview: Full Res Sample:
Windows 7 has Pen and Touch Capabilities built in, which is awesome unless you want to actually draw something with your wacom or similar device in Photoshop, Illustrator, CAD etc. The problem is that a lot of the pen tablet drivers conflict with the Windows 7 pen / tablet-pc functionality.The best solution I have found […]
Created with Toonboom Harmony while being trained at Clock Work Zoo using a paperless workflow.